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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 258 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Voting by special ballot

  •  (1) The elector shall vote by writing on the special ballot the name of the candidate of his or her choice, folding the special ballot and, in the presence of the deputy returning officer,

    • (a) placing the ballot in the inner envelope and sealing the envelope; and

    • (b) placing the inner envelope in the outer envelope and sealing the outer envelope.

  • Marginal note:Writing candidate’s name

    (2) The candidate shall be indicated on a special ballot by writing the candidate’s given name or initials and surname. If two or more candidates have the same name, their political affiliations shall be indicated.

  • Marginal note:Spoiled special ballot

    (3) If an elector has inadvertently handled a special ballot in such a manner that it cannot be used, the elector shall return it to the deputy returning officer who shall mark it as a spoiled ballot and give the elector another special ballot.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (4) An elector shall not be given more than one special ballot under subsection (3).

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